Cabernet Sauvignon vines were brought straight from France, bonding to Apalta’s unique soils. And in 1936, when Carmenere vines took root, the spirit grew stronger, filling the air with an inexplicable energy . As the vines evolved, establishing a direct communication with the soil, each vintage became more each vintage became more expressive of Apalta’s terroir, and the soil`s energy more became even more profound.

Those who wandered through the vineyards could feel it, though they couldn’t quite explain it. And so the locals began to simply call it Neyen, the Spirit of Apalta.

Neyen is the projection of people and place. It knows the ways of the land, letting origin reign. After more than 100 years of humbling experience, passed down from generation to generation, our wines have become a true reflection of the spirit of Apalta.

Neyen is more than just a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. It’s a coming-together of the new and old worlds; a powerful and vibrant interpretation of the estate.

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Neyen Espiritu De Apalta 2018

Complex aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant mix with notes of vanilla and subtle pepper, cedar and leather. The palate is fresh and elegant, with smooth tannins and a persistent finish. Certification: V-Label.EU (Vegan Certified) PH level: 3.67 Residual Sugar: 1.73 G/L Acidity: 4.95 G/L Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Carménère Recommended Serving Temperature: 13.5 °C Food Pairing: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry "This has fresh, herbal style with masses of violets and blackcurrants on offer, as well as iodine, nori and such pure, ethereal fragrance. The palate has a vibrant, bright feel with crunchy, juicy purple-fruit flavors, framed in elegant tannins. Taut, focused and energetic feel here. Builds such succulent, dark-plum and red-berry flavors, ahead of a gently spicy finish. Delicious now, but better from 2024." - 96 points, James Suckling
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